Since the inception of online poker, critics have been skeptical of the fairness and random shuffling of online poker sites. While many newcomers believe online poker is rigged or unfair, it is exactly the opposite that is true. When playing on a trusted poker site, online poker is actually safer and more secure than playing at a home game or even a casino.
I think the number one reason why new players think online poker is rigged is because of the amount of hands you get to see. When you’re playing in a home game or in a casino, you will play about a fourth of the amount of hands that you’ll play in the same amount of time online. This makes a huge difference when it comes to bad beats, which is why players think they are getting screwed. If you’re seeing four times the amount of hand you normally see, you’re going to win four times as many big pots, and you’re also going to have four times as many bad beats.
Many new people to online poker don’t understand how big the poker industry actually is. Online poker is a multi billion dollar industry, with some of the bigger poker sites making over $300 million per month! The revenues that the top poker sites make, is greater than some of the most recognized companies in the world. What reason would they have for trying to rig a game? They would get caught eventually, and the whole company would go under. The risk is certainly not worth the reward.
To make you feel even more safe when playing online, you can check out the security companies that monitor the random shuffling of online poker sites. These government regulated security sites monitor all of the top online poker rooms, so you can be sure that these poker sites are safe.
The security of playing online doesn’t end there either. If you are worried about collusion and people being able to see your cards, you should keep reading. While collusion was prevalent in the early years on online poker (1998-2000), this problem has since been almost completely eliminated. Poker sites now have formulas in place that will pick up on the actions of two people at the same table who are working together. This is actually very easy to detect now for an online poker site. While were on the topic of cheating, do not be fooled by people who say they can see your hole cards, or have software that will tell you the what card is coming next. Many marketers are advertising programs like this on Google, and they are all scams! None of them work at all.
If you really could see someone’s cards, would you tell other people about it? Of course not! You would just sign on to a poker site and mop up thousands of dollars a day on your own. Overall I think there are way too many features in place at online poker sites for anyone to beat the system. Online poker is very safe and secure, and you should feel comfortable playing poker online at any reputable site.
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Justin Goff is an online gaming journalist. You can find more of his online poker writings including a Chan Poker review and info about poker sites for Americans
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Poker games online are becoming very popular, as a matter of fact, most poker players prefer playing online as opposed to in person. Even online video poker is being played more statistically than video poker in the casino!
People from all around the World are finally realizing you can do all the gambling you want in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. No more paying for airfare, outrageous hotel fees, gas (especially at over $3.00 a gallon), food, etc… Not only that it’s nearly impossible for online poker cheating to happen and in real life at the casino it definitely can happen. Why do you think all those cameras are installed in a casino? Cheating is definitely going on and even though casino owners try everything they can to prevent it, it’s impossible.
There is one solution to solve the problem though. That solution is to play online poker. Online poker has turned your average Joe into the World Series of Poker winner and the World Poker Tour Winner. Take a look at the history of the World Series of Poker and you will see that half of them came from online and over half of them won an entry into the tournament by playing online poker tournaments. Online poker tournaments, especially Sit-N-Go’s can be a great source of income if you learn the secrets behind winning them over and over again.
If you don’t know about Sit-N-Go’s, let me explain. A Sit-N-Go is basically an online poker tournament where poker chips are used at the poker table instead of real money. You only risk losing the buy-in of the tournament instead of all your bankroll. The top 3 finishers out of 9 make it to the money. Third place gets 20% of the overall prize pool, second place gets 30%, and first place gets 50%. That’s a huge jump from first to third so it is best to gun for first every time instead of playing tight just to make the money. The secret behind mastering these Sit-N-Go’s is when there is around 5 player’s left in the online poker tournament. This is where all player’s start to play tight in fear of them not making it to the money.
When you get down to 5 players, You MUST start playing aggressive, stealing player’s blinds and showing them who is boss. Don’t back down to ANYONE. If you play aggressive and don’t let other player’s bully you around, you will find much more poker players respecting your game and you will also notice that they will hardly EVER bluff you again. Online poker rooms definitely give you a mixture of players that play tight, loose, aggressive, maniacs, etc…
These player’s are all around the world and it gives you a good learning experience and a chance to experience what the World Series of Poker or the World Poker Tour would be like when you get to play in it one day. Stick to your game, play aggressive when there is 5 player’s or fewer left, and you will be on your way to success in the online poker world.
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Sean Moronse is a professional poker player. He has created an award winning course called Sit-N-Go Genius that's teaching poker players all over the world how to make an hourly playing by using poker online and texas holdem poker at http://www.sitngogenius.com/
The 2009 World Series of Poker odds have been posted. According to BetED, the co-favorites to win the WSOP Main Event 2009 are Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Gus Hansen, and Tom Dwan. Each is listed at +12000.
Next up is Andrew Black, Juha Helppi, Ivan Demidov, John Juanda, Barry Greenstein, and Allen Cunningham at +17000.
However, it’s the Bodog WSOP betting line that has some of the most interesting proposition bets. Which pairing will have the most winnings in the Main Event (Event #57) beginning in Las Vegas on July 3, 2009?
Todd and Doyle Brunson as well as the twosome of Marco Traniello and Jennifer Harman are 6/1.
Will Scotty Nguyen reach his stated promise that will earn $4,000,000 or more in combined winnings at this year’s WSOP? No is -180. Will Doyle Brunson or Johnny Chan win their 11th bracelet? Bettors can wager on either/or or both.
They can write poker tips, but can they practice what they preach? Which of the poker authors will win the most money? Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, T.J. Cloutier, and Barry Greenstein top the list of favorites.
Which female poker player will last longest in the Main Event? Jennifer Harman and Kathy Liebert are the most likely at 5/1. Jennifer Tilly and Maria Ho are the long shots at 10/1.
More information: How to play poker, live 2009 WSOP odds, and other betting tips are on the OffshoreInsiders.com Network.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Simply put online sports’ betting is betting on sporting events through an online sports betting site, via the internet. You can place a bet on any specific part of the game and the betting odds are posted on each betting site.
Lately online sports’ betting has become very popular worldwide and it is approximated that online sports betting generates five times more revenues than Las Vegas sports betting. Some of the more popular sports betting made in the UK are on horse and greyhound races and football.
The aim of online sports betting is the same as any betting portal online or offline. Some online sports betting sites offer both online casino gambling and sport betting using one account. Betting online you’ll find that a number of online sport betting sites have been in the bricks and mortar betting industry for many years before online betting. Take into consideration these few online betting tips when betting on sports online.
1. Players must be at least 18 years or older to register with online sports betting sites. Make sure to locate online sites that have registration security, real time betting odds and will allow for bets to be placed without downloading software. This is important to ensure the safety of funds, prevent fraud and identity theft.
2. Make sure your choice in online sports betting sites have an assortment of wagers levels and the site is properly registered within the country it’s based out of.
3. Always carefully read the sites terms and conditions of use and have a deep understanding of liabilities you may cause to your account.
4. Check for any hidden or reoccurring fees that could accumulation or increase the cost of sports betting online.
5. Check the online sports betting sites reputation for fair dealing, and quick efficient payments systems. There are sites that remit payment the same day while others may take longer.
6. Make sure the online betting site has a 24 hour customer service helpline and locate site forums for other pertinent information on that site for other online sports gamblers.
7. Since online sport betting offers online gamblers accessibility to bet on sporting events anywhere in the world, make sure that the sport site your using offers language and currency conversions for easier betting.
There are a number of online gambling sites that offer free registration/ membership accompanied by bonus points for new users. This is a tactic to make their site attractive to new gamblers. Another attraction of online sports betting is the referral bonus that can rack up residual cash in the long run. This means that in certain cases when depositing funds to your online account transaction fees may be waived as a bonus.
The best part of most online sports betting sites is the ease of the membership process and the unrestricted betting limit. A member can load as much as $2.00 dollars to their account and place wagers as low as $.01 cent since there are no international restrictions on online betting sites. Enjoy and play responsibility.